Tiffany & Co. Honors a Houston Community Leader
Photos credit: Quy Tran
Stella Yuan & Tammy Tran Nguyen
The founder of the KNOWAutism Foundation, Tammy Tran Nguyen, has been recognized as a Tiffany & Co. Hometown Hero. This initiative recognizes inspiring individuals who embody the qualities of bravery and fearlessness and have a significant impact on their communities during challenging times. Ms. Nguyen was selected for the honor by Stella Yuan, the manager of the Tiffany & Co. Houston Galleria Store. As the honoree, she will receive the gift of a one-of-a-kind Tiffany charm pendant engraved with the Tiffany Hometown Hero logo.
Board Member Sippi Khurana & Nguyen
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was evident the Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families of children with autism navigate the process of diagnostics, treatment, intervention, and education exceeded its mandate by providing families with face masks, art kits, gift certificates for food, and more. As well, the Foundation supplied the Baylor College of Medicine with cameras to facilitate telemedicine for the organization’s clients.
Tammy Tran Nguyen & Linda Lee O’Connor
“For the last seven years, our volunteers, board members, friends, and supporters have been a critical component of KNOWAutism’s success in helping autistic children and their families as well as the entire Houston community,” said Nguyen upon receiving the honor. “I am grateful to have Tiffany & Co. as a partner that works diligently to positively impact and support organizations like KNOWAutism.”
The engraving ceremony of the Tiffany’s Hometown Heroes charm
About the KNOWAutism Foundation
The KNOWAutism Foundation was founded in 2013 to help families of children with autism better navigate the process of diagnosis, treatment, intervention, and education. The Foundation promotes autism awareness and provides education and resources to the families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).KNOWAutism is dedicated to providing direct financial assistance to families for diagnostic testing and therapeutic treatments, special interest programs, and disaster relief. Through community partnerships with schools and organizations, KNOWAutism supports and develops programs that meet the evolving needs of children and families impacted by autism.